MIAMI – Georgia Tech outdoor track and field begins the championship season on Thursday as it heads south to Miami for the 2018 ACC Outdoor Championships on May 10-12.
The Yellow Jackets enter the weekend with an impressive 22 top-10 ACC marks – the most for the team since 2013.
Highlighting the upper echelon of the conference for the men is the 400m, where Benjamin Jean, Daniel Pietsch and Ty Brooks are third, fourth and eighth, respectively. In the 800m, Avery Bartlett (second), Andres Littig (eighth) and Gabriel Darosa (10th) also recorded top marks this season.
Bartlett and Nahom Solomon hold down the 1500m for Tech, with Solomon also posting a third-best 5K mark. Andreas Ward (eighth – 110m hurdles) and Alex Grady(3000m steeple) round out the track side, while William Solomon, Preston Smith and Ryan Thomas represent the top 10 in the jumps.
For the women’s team, Jeanine Williams currently holds the top 100m hurdle time – also good for 22nd in the world – with Kenya Collins also finishing in the top 10 at 10thoverall. Hailey Gollnick ranks ninth in the 3000m steeple while Ksenia Novikova ranks sixth with a 4.14m PR that was set at the Georgia Tech Invitational three weeks ago.
Finishing in the top 15 in conference, Angelica Henderson represents Tech’s best season time in the 400m, while Amy Ruiz and Nicole Fegans finished the regular season in the top 20 of the ACC in the 1500m. Marinice Bauman (400m hurdles) and Courtney Naser (3000m steeple) finished just outside the top 10, at 12th and 11th in their respective events.
The ACC Outdoor Championships will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra, with coverage beginning at 6 p.m. on May 10, 5:30 p.m. on May 11 and 5 p.m. on May 12. All times eastern.